It is crazy to think that our summer is coming to an end. I have had a great time spending quality time with the kids for the past few months but its also time to get them back on schedule. This is a BIG year for me as my youngest will be starting Kindergarten and my oldest will be heading to third grade. One of my favorite traditions as a kid was going back to school shopping with my mom and my great aunt. This year I headed to Target to get the kids their Backpacks, lunch boxes and school supplies. I love that target has everything we need on our school shopping list, and we only have to make one stop.

Making kids excited about heading to school is very important. The best way to do that is letting them be a part of the shopping experience. Let's face it the backpack is a really big deal!

The selection of Backpacks and lunch boxes from Target is pretty amazing. They have everything from the hottest characters, on trend prints and more! There is a backpack for every child's personality.

Mia is heading into third grade and is into pastels. Mia chose the Xhilaration Rucksack with white Zebra's. It fits her style perfectly. She wore it with a lace top and skinny jeans both from Target.

Dylan is heading to Kindergarten this year!!! (could you please pass the kleenex). Picking out the perfect backpack that is the right size for a 5 year old can be hard. I didn't want one that over took his entire body. Dylan chose the embark Jartop in his favorite color blue. It has a sleeve for a laptop or ipad, which is loves because he can be like daddy. I love the heavy duty material and the large opening.

The kids are crazy for the zipit pencil cases. How cool are those little monsters?

A polka dot lunch box that clips to her backpack is perfect for this 3rd grader.  You have to be stylish at all times even if its just lunch!

All photos courtesy of Paint The Sky Photography.

These two are ready to have an amazing school year! Every Little Thing is a Really Big Deal.

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